WGS 393 • Diversity, Politics, and Leadership
This course is intended to provide an engaged interdisciplinary exploration of diversity, politics, and leadership at the community level in the United States. The course will focus on community activism, both historically and in the present period. The course will emphasize collaboration and engagement with different community organizations. In considering the work that community organizations do, we will focus on the theme of leadership, and the role that leadership plays in advancing the goals of community organizations. We will talk to leaders of different community service and advocacy organizations, and learn about the emergence of leadership in different community context, such as women's rights groups, civil rights organizations, immigrants rights activism, and the Gay and Lesbian Rights movement, and different faith based advocacy organizations.